Vitamin D: Marlins Defense Just What the Doctor Ordered

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The Marlins started the season 3-11. Yes, it was a struggle and most were mashing the panic button pretty early on (we may have touched it a bit...). We cited that one of the major problems was the inconsistent starting pitching that allowed the bullpen to get overtaxed and, coupled with a struggling offense, things weren't looking pretty. Yet, one thing always remained - … [Read more...]

Pitching Woes Plaguing Marlins in Young Season

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There are a lot of problems that affect a team that is currently starting the year with a 3-8 record. Some are to be expected when you have a lot of new moving parts that still need time to gel with the other, more established players. Dee Gordon is not one of them; he is hitting the ball, getting on base, stealing bases and setting up the hitters behind him to be productive. … [Read more...]

Reactions to Jacob Turner’s Designation

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Why was Jacob Turner released? Let's look at some reactions. Juan Rodriguez at the Sun-Sentinel summed it up this way: Turner showed plenty of flashes, but struggled to string together a run of competitive starts. His biggest issue this season was closing out hitters and innings. Opponents slashed .384/.405/.571 with two outs against him. Including Sunday's loss to the … [Read more...]

Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

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Winning 5 of their past 6 games (50-53 overall), it appears the Marlins are resurging just in time to make a push for the playoffs. They remain 7 games out of first for the NL East but only 5.5 games back for a potential Wild Card showdown. Things are also starting to fall into place. Injuries are starting to shake out; the rotation seems to be getting some internal help from … [Read more...]